Breaking down the Stockton Heat Roster for 2021

After a very very long break, the majority of the Flames' prospect pool will finally get going this Sunday as the Stockton Heat take on the Toronto Marlies. This will be the first matchup ever between the two clubs, and promises to be a good one. The Flames organization is in a unique position this … Continue reading Breaking down the Stockton Heat Roster for 2021

Breaking down why the Calgary Flames should play Glenn Gawdin

Expectations were sky high for the Calgary Flames going into this season. After a long off-season in which they brought in a bona-fide starting netminder in Jacob Markstrom, a top four defenceman in Chris Tanev, a right handed right winger in Josh Leivo, and more, the Flames looked to be more complete this season than … Continue reading Breaking down why the Calgary Flames should play Glenn Gawdin

Brett Ritchie skates in a training camp intra squad game for the Calgary Flames

Brett Ritchie could be a useful signing for the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames brought in a few players on professional try-outs during training camp. Perennial Flame Michael Stone was brought back yet again on the back end, while Garret Sparks was brought in to round out the Flames' groups in goal to cover for Tyler Parsons who is recovering from ankle surgery. On forward, just … Continue reading Brett Ritchie could be a useful signing for the Calgary Flames

Visualising Doug Wilson's San Jose Sharks draft picks (2003-2019 NHL Drafts) Tracking the progression of the 120 players drafted by the Sharks during Wilson's tenure as general manager. A data visualisation is shown as a modified alluvial diagram to track player progression.

Visualising the development of San Jose Sharks draft picks made by Doug Wilson

The San Jose Sharks have one of the NHL's longest tenured general managers in Doug Wilson (only the Nashville Predators and David Poile have had a longer such executive relationship). Since being named the Sharks' GM in 2003, Wilson has seen the team win a Presidents' Trophy in 2008-09, make the Stanley Cup Finals in … Continue reading Visualising the development of San Jose Sharks draft picks made by Doug Wilson

A comprehensive guide to all the hockey leagues in North America

The NHL is the best professional hockey league in the world. However, every single NHL player has spent time in other leagues on their road to the NHL, and even after their NHL careers are over. The list of leagues, including minor and professional, is a long one. We compiled information on all the important … Continue reading A comprehensive guide to all the hockey leagues in North America

Visualising the development of Detroit Red Wings draft picks made by Ken Holland since 2008

The Detroit Red Wings have now had two NHL Entry Drafts led by Steve Yzerman and the Yzerplan. Just two years removed from the end of the Ken Holland era, the makeup of the Red Wings still very much have Holland's influence all over the team, and we can look back into his recent draft … Continue reading Visualising the development of Detroit Red Wings draft picks made by Ken Holland since 2008

Andrew Mangiapane deserves to stay in the NHL

The Calgary Flames have found surprising success in the sixth round of the NHL draft. Last year they selected Mathias Emilio Pettersen who is tearing up the USHL, in 2017 they took D'Artagnan Joly who put up 68 points in 55 games in his draft+1 year, and in 2016 they drafted Matthew Phillips who broke … Continue reading Andrew Mangiapane deserves to stay in the NHL